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Pecan Trees (Bare Root) - Desirable (Type 1)

Scientific Name: Carya illinoinensis
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9.


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Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

75-100 ft

Mature Width:

40-70 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


40-60 ft

Chill Hours:


Growth Rate:


Harvest Time:

Mid October

Year to Bear:

8-10 years


Needed. Excellent compatibility with Cherryle, Gloria Grande, Kiowa, Lakota, Stuart, Sumner or Zinner
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  • About Bare Root Pre-Orders
The Desirable is a favorite pecan tree because it is a regular and heavy pecan producer. Its pecans are a favorite because they are large, round, well-shaped, and abundantly filled with an excellent flavor. It yields an average of 44 nuts per pound. These characteristics, as well as its well-branched quality, make the Desirable Pecan tree a great pick for home or commercial planting. It's a Type-1 pollinator and should be pollinated with Type-Two pecan trees. At maturity, it can reach a height between 75-100 feet with a 50-75 foot spread. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Pecan trees need water and sun in order to thrive. Be sure to plant in deep, moist, and well-drained soil. During the tree's first growing season, be sure to water regularly, about a gallon of water a day, (though you do not need to water every day in order to accomplish this). Prune pecan trees in the winter, making sure to prune lower hanging branches to encourage upward and lateral growth.
Bare Root Pecan Pre Order Terms & Conditions
Thank you for pre ordering!
• Pecan bare root pre orders will be accepted until harvest date of bare root trees (to be determined, but generally end of December/early January) or until maximum orders have been filled.
• Orders will ship approximately 2-3 weeks after harvest date UNLESS otherwise noted in your order. We do not hold orders unless requested by you the buyer.
• Payment in full is required to secure quantity and variety for your order. Payment will be processed immediately upon completing checkout.
• Pre Orders are shipped in the order that they were received after harvest date (to be determined, but generally end of December/early January).
• If, in the event the quantity or variety you pre ordered is not available you will be notified and will have the opportunity to substitute a different variety or cancel your order before shipping.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
The good and the bad

1st the good, the tree came rapidly and it had a long tap root of which almost all of it was still attached. I got a tree years back that they had broken off the tap root and it struggled along for 2 years, never growing till it died.
The Bad, they removed ALL the hair roots; all it had was a dozen thin secondary roots off the tap. The hair roots are what a tree absorbs water and minerals with.
Its been about 2 weeks and the top has budded out. i know down below it is trying to form new hair roots. The buds will survive only so long without them before they die. The buds are literally living off the life of the wood right now. We will see if it survives or not. It is poor management to dig up a tree for bare root shipping and to clear the dirt in such a way as to strip away all the hair roots. The tree needed a few months in the ground in dormancy to have had time to grow back those hair roots. I see why they are so cheap. They just want to push them out the door for as much profit as they can get so as to not have a total loss, in the mean time a tree that dies just hurts their reputation of which I dont think they care. No wonder they wont warranty their bare root trees,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Marlene. It is reviews like yours that enable us to improve our practices and procedures. As your testimony states we have dug the trees even deeper (since your last order) to ensure we get as much of the tap root out of the ground as possible. As for the hair root comment (feeder roots), we follow the practice encouraged by the University of Georgia stating the trimming of the feeder roots actually stimulates faster growth and a healthier tree. You can read here if you would like more information: Also, our trees are warrantied at 50% purchase price unless you purchase the extended warranty. Please let us know if you would like any further information or assistance and again we thank you for your feedback.

All is well!

Exceptional Performance

The service and condition of trees has been top notch since I began ordering from you seven years ago. We had our first harvest last year---31 pecans--not bad for the sixth year. Desirables were the early producers. Thanks again


Great service. Arrived on time. Well packaged. Trees looked good with healthy roots. Let's see what happens. Wish them luck.

Great trees

Trees have been amazing. Great root system. Packing was awesome